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I’m so happy to report on our one year houseiversary we have redoubled our efforts at making our house look more and more like a home.  We recently received a beautiful table and chair set from our friends and we bought a rug for the dining room.  I have table linens and I’m shopping for napkin rings (my grandmother will be thrilled, absolutely thrilled).  I feel downright domestic.

I can’t wait to host a brunch or a dinner party!

In other home news, my sister is buying a house in my neighborhood!  More people in my family owning real estate in Dayton – I’m very excited about this and I can’t wait until she is all moved in and settled.  I remember signing the ream of paper to buy our little piece of Dayton and although it was sort of daunting at the time, we’re making this big house into a home little by little.  I can’t wait to have another autumn here!  And as my husband says, “One year down, 29 more to go!”


No joke, this table is amazing.  My husband’s family friends were getting rid of everything they had in storage and that included this table and chair set from Heywood Wakefield, one of the best known Mid Century Modern furniture makers in the business.  I’ll need to do some research to figure out what this table is really worth and let the original owners know so that they have the option of getting it back from us if they decide they want to sell it instead, in which case we would never be able to afford it.

You may be asking yourself, “Why on Earth does Lauren have this table in the basement?”  Actually, my husband didn’t think I would like it so he got it set up in the basement instead of the dining room.  If they don’t want it back, I’m going to take the opportunity to recover the seats and thoroughly clean everything.  We also will need an area rug to protect the floor.  Looks like I have some shopping to do!

A while back, I read a great quote on swissmiss that described the blogging experience as a visit to someone else’s breakfast table:

“There’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. It’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ’round the breakfast table. It’s personal — you’re in their space, and the environment is uniquely suited for idea exchange and uninterrupted conversation. In many ways, we should be treating our blogs like our breakfast tables. Be welcoming & gracious when you host, and kind & respectful when visiting.” – Trent Walton

(via Shiflett)

It really stuck with me and I think it’s a great way to think about blogging in general.

To take it quite literally, here’s a picture of my perfect weekend morning at my breakfast table:

I have never had a lot of luck picking out nightstands.  The ones I like the best are too expensive, or they’re vintage and only one is available, or the reasonably priced ones are all humongous, etc. ad infinitum.  I’m thrilled to report, however, that I picked up a random business card, went to the website on the card, and may have stumbled upon the nightstands I’ve been looking for.

The company is called Neat Stuff! named after what customers proclaim when they see the furniture for the first time (so cute!).  In the screenshot, it ‘s the little white table.  It looks like I could either contact them and go to their house to see the tables in person and possibly order a set or I could try to catch them at one of the festivals where they will have a booth set up.  But that would mean waiting until June… hmm.  I am kind of sick of not having nightstands so I might have to speed up this process.  Updates to follow, naturally.

Do you have a boring white table and you’re not sure how to spice it up?  I was once like you!  The answer?  Put a bird on it!  Two, in fact.

These bird salt and pepper shakers are the tiniest useful kitchen item I’ve ever purchased.  ::searches brain for accuracy::  At least as far as I can remember at present.

I actually got these by earning enough points in the Lean Cuisine Delicious Rewards program.  They were 350 points – you get 20 points per code (one code per meal) so I ate 17.5 Lean Cuisines to get these salt and pepper shakers…or roughly $34…wow.

Anyways, I love them – even if they can only hold a teaspoon of spice each.